Swedish Match organization consists of five operating units, along with strategic partnerships/associated companies.
The head office, where the CEO and Group staff functions are based, is located in Stockholm. Production units are located in: Brazil, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden, and the US. The average number of employees in the Group during 2014 was 4,395.
Corporate functions include finance, business control, legal, IR and corporate sustainability, scientific, communications and public affairs, procurement, group IT, as well as central HR. In many areas the activities are performed in close cooperation with the operating units.
Address to Swedish Match's Corporate headquarters.
Scandinavia Division is responsible for the snus business in Sweden and Norway, including development, manufacturing, marketing and sales. The Scandinavia Division operating unit is also responsible for the supply of the Group’s smokefree products, including moist snuff, chewing tobacco and snus sold in the US and globally through SMPM International. In addition, Scandinavia Division is responsible for developing new products and improving the current product portfolio. Focus is on strengthening the position in the smokefree category as well as growing the category in Scandinavia through efficient sales processes, marketing activities and product development. The head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Address to the Scandinavia Division's head office.
US Division is responsible for sales and marketing of snus, moist snuff, and chewing tobacco in the US. The US Division also has the full responsibility for US mass market cigars, including sales and marketing, as well as the supply chain. US Division’s focus is on the sales process, brand marketing, trade category management and go-to-market strategies in order to secure quality distribution and expand the share of market for its products. The US Division also focuses on building the category for Swedish snus in the US. For the US mass market cigars and chewing tobacco categories, the continued focus is on profitability and value creation. The head office is located in Richmond, Virginia, US.
Address to the US Division's head office.
Lights Latin America
Lights Latin America manufactures matches and lighters in Latin America and markets the products through its own sales force. The unit also sells complementary products including razors, batteries, high efficiency light bulbs, and tooth picks. The head office is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lights International manufactures and markets matches and lighters outside Latin America with production in the Netherlands, the Philippines and Sweden. The unit has its own sales company in Turkey and a wide network of distribution business partners worldwide, with STG as an important business partner. The head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
SMD Logistics AB
SMD Logistics AB distributes mainly tobacco products in the Swedish market. Distribution takes place from two distribution centers (Stockholm and Gothenburg) to around 10,000 stores, in principle enabling complete coverage of the Swedish retail sector. All major tobacco companies in the market are customers, which gives the distribution company a strong position in the tobacco segment. SMD Logistics AB also distributes prescription free pharmaceuticals to the Swedish trade. The head office is located in Stockholm.
Strategic partnerships / associated companies
Two strategic partnerships reinforce the Group strategy and business operations: the joint venture company (SMPM International) equally owned by Swedish Match and Philip Morris International and the 49 percent ownership in Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG). SMPM International was established to develop new snus markets outside Scandinavia and the US. STG has market leading positions in cigars, pipe tobacco and fine cut tobacco, and Swedish Match aims to realize the full potential of STG through an active ownership.